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Nebraska CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Nebraska attorney or a Nebraska newly admitted attorney, here's what you need to know about Nebraska’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

Nebraska CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement10 credits every year
Categories8 General 
2 Ethics and professionalism
CLE Compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE Reporting deadlineJanuary 20
Approved Quimbee formatsCOVID-19 Update: For 2020, all 10 credits may be earned through distance learning courses.

On-demand (limit 5)
Carryover5 live, general credits
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee will report your attendance to the Nebraska Supreme Court. We electronically report the previous week’s attendance each Wednesday through the Nebraska Supreme Court website. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificate from our website at any time.

Nebraska CLE Requirements

Nebraska-licensed attorneys are required to complete 10 credits each year, including 2 ethics and professionalism credits.
COVID-19 Update: For 2020, all 10 credits may be earned through distance learning courses.

Nebraska-licensed attorneys may complete 5 credits through Quimbee's on-demand courses.
  • Attend approved, live, in-person CLE courses. 
  • Attend approved "in-house" CLE courses. 
  • Teach pre-approved CLE courses. 
  • Attend J.D. or graduate-level law courses offered by American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school.
Nebraska attorneys must complete their CLE requirement by December 31.
Yes, up to 5 general credits from live CLE courses may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Nebraska attorneys begin their CLE requirement on January 1 of the year following admission to the Nebraska State Bar Association.Up to 5 live credits earned in the year of admission may be carried over into their first reporting cycle.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

In October of each year, attorneys will receive an email notification to review their online accounts and make sure all credits have been reported.
Nebraska attorneys must submit a report through the use of the on-line Nebraska MCLE system, showing that they have completed the MCLE requirement. This report must be submitted not later than January 31.

Resources

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Attorney Services Divisions 
13808 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506 
402-471-3137 

Newest Nebraska courses

Stress, Competence, and the Seven Elements of Self

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 43s
Stress can cause serious harm to one’s health, or even death. Approximately 120,000 people die every year as a direct result of work-related stress, and over 75% of physician visits pertain to stress-related issues. Over the years, stress has been normalized in the legal ecosystem, with success and achievement outweighing balance and wellbeing. Chronic stress can have a dangerous impact on attorney wellbeing and competence to practice law, but there’s a movement within the profession to change all that. In this presentation, we’ll take a humorous look at stress and burnout in the context of attorney competence and explore the concept of attorney wellbeing. We’ll then use a self-mastery framework called the “Elements of Self” to explore individual techniques and practices for reducing stress, achieving wellbeing, and maintaining competence.

A Primer on Excessive Force and the Fourth Amendment

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 0m 37s
All police must comply with the U.S. Constitution. When they don’t, the harm police cause is unjustified, and its impact can be far reaching. In this presentation, we introduce you to the major issues that arise in representing people harmed by police during an “arrest, investigatory stop, or other seizure.” We will take a practical look at the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable seizures, and the primary vehicle for addressing excessive police force—42 U.S.C. § 1983. In doing so, we will explore Fourth Amendment excessive force caselaw, including the doctrine of qualified immunity, and touch on the hot topic of police bodycams.

Ethics. Writing. Tacos.

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 48s
Legal writing is perhaps the most important tool of the legal profession. Nonetheless, attorneys regularly violate ethical duties in their writing, and those violations go undetected. Systemic unethical legal writing impacts the entire legal profession, as well as those we serve and the community in which we practice. In this presentation, we examine seven common ethical issues in legal research, writing, and advocacy in the context of litigation. We examine the ethical duties of competence, diligence, and candor as embodied in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. And how do tacos factor in? Well, you’ll just have to see—it just might guac your world!

Fighting BAC: Defending Breath Test Prosecutions

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 12s
Over the past several years, there has been a trend toward scrutinizing DWI breath test technology. In a 2019 investigative study, the New York Times discovered what DWI attorneys have known for a long time: that breath tests are “often unreliable.” In this presentation, we will explore some foundational issues in defending a “breath test” prosecution. Core concepts will include Henry’s Law, Beer’s law, and the variable of temperature. This presentation isn’t meant to make you an expert in the area, but it will introduce you to some core issues involved in beating bad breath.